- Genesis Model Type
- Genesis G80 Sport
I love remote start. While getting ready for work I just tap the Bluelink widget on the phone and car is warm and defrosted by time I get to the driveway. Ditto going home from work. Sure beats sitting in a freezing cold car waiting for it to warm up and defrost the windows.
Sadly the downside is the cost to have the feature. My plan expires in march so I'm gonna have to decide if cost outweighs the convenience. Hyundai is WAY to greedy on the cost of their remote "features".
it's not Hyundai, it is all manufacturers, all of them are doing this subscription thing for remote start now. even GM is removing the fob remote start for 2018 and newer models. Lexus includes the fob remote start ONLY if you also subscribe to the app, if you don't subscribe then the key fob remote start gets disabled when the app does.
every major brand is doing this. Soon I suspect features like carplay will also be via subscription, BMW and MBZ are already doing that. why have only a one time transaction with a customer when you can suck monthly fees out of them. sure dangle a carrot in from of them with the free services for a limited time so they get used to them and want them, then actively pay for them.
the wave of the future. monthly service charges for everything in your life.